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    Nothing says Japanese Christmas like Tsurushigaki (aka Looking Out My Window In Japan)

    Sunday, December 14th, 2008

    If you were to look out my apartment window, this is what you’d see:

    Yes, that’s right.  The apartment across the street!   Not very exciting.  But if you look a little to the left, you’ll see this:

    Some more apartments, some cars, a pair of rice fields and… tsurushi-gaki!
    So wait, what’s tsurushi-gaki?  I’ll tell you.
    Japan has [...]

    Japanese Hassaku Fruit

    Sunday, February 10th, 2008

    One of my favorite things to do in Japan is go to the grocery store and try all the random fruits that aren’t available back home. One such fruit, that I really enjoy, is called the hassaku (はっさく).
    The hassaku fruit looks like a big orange, or maybe a grapefruit. It is harvested in [...]